[NAFEX] Mason Bee Houses
brucedhansen at sbcglobal.net
Mon Aug 1 14:12:20 EDT 2005
The life cycle of Mason bees is about thirty days. I grow apples and they
are very effective in pollinating the blossoms.
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Lon J. Rombough
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 1:42 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Mason Bee Houses
I've lost count. I've had them for at least 15 years, that I remember.
They quit just about when apples finish up blooming. There is no second
generation with my bees. They just hatch, make new nests, and that's it
until next spring.
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at
http://www.bunchgrapes.com Winner of the Garden Writers Association "Best
Talent in Writing" award for 2003.
On Aug 1, 2005, at 10:20 AM, markl wrote:
How many generations of bees do you have? I bought mason bees last spring.
Mine hatched and were busy gathering pollen and laying eggs in the bee
house. They especially liked my rosemary. After completing the egg laying,
the mason bees have not bee seen in my garden. The second generation has not
emerged from their nests. Do you see mason bees throughout the growing
-Mark Lee, Seattle
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